Concept drawings for 36th America’s Cup monohull are released

Concept drawings for the next America's Cup boat have been released
Concept drawings for the next America's Cup boat have been released
The new class will be a foiling monohull on two large canting T-foils and a single T-foil rudder
The new class will be a foiling monohull on two large canting T-foils and a single T-foil rudder
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Concept drawings for the new 75ft monohull that will contest the 36th America's Cup in 2021 have been announced by the defender, Emirates Team New Zealand.

The new class will be a foiling monohull on two large canting T-foils and a single T-foil rudder lifting the boat out the water and has been welcomed by Land Rover BAR team principal and skipper, Sir Ben Ainslie.

"The Defender, Emirates Team New Zealand and the Challenger of Record, Luna Rossa have delivered a truly high-performance boat that will make the next America's Cup an incredible sporting and technical challenge,” he said.

“We can't wait to start tackling the design and engineering challenges in this new class.”

The concept shows the boat able to right itself in the event of a capsize and roll stability at low speed.

Emirates Team New Zealand says another underlying principle has been to provide affordable and sustainable technology ‘trickle down’ to other sailing classes and yachts, a factor that the previous multihulls did not provide.

"This new class is a real challenge for our design and sailing team. It's also a great opportunity,” added Land Rover BAR's CEO, Grant Simmer.

“A new class of boat means a blank sheet of paper and while we can use much of what was learned in AC35 about systems, foils and the associated design and engineering, there's also a great opportunity to take a jump ahead if we get the conceptual approach right from the start.”

Research work is ongoing and details will be released with the AC75 class rule before March 31 2018.    

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